rock climbing for beginners at bretton woods
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Nordic (km)
Snow Conditions: Machine Groomed/Packed Powder
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72hr 5"
Even with crazy weather this place is beautiful! Feb 03, 2023
Even with crazy weather this place is beautiful!
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Guided West Wall Climb

Experience adventure in the White Mountains with one of our Guided Summer Adventures. Our guides can take you on a summer ascent of one of New Hampshire's 4000-foot peaks, climb any number of classic rock routes or a family outing on our West Wall climb. The possibilities are endless and we have programs for everyone, from beginner to expert. Advanced reservations are required for these specialized trips in order to plan the best experience for you.


Join our experienced guides for the awe-inspiring guided West Wall Rock Climb at Bretton Woods. This rock climbing experience is designed for people with a wide range of climbing abilities, and previous climbing experience is not required! This three-hour guided rock climb is tailored to each group, based on individual abilities and goals. One guide will accompany up to three guests, and our guides will work with each group to choose the most appropriate route. Guests will be belayed on all technical climbing sections. Additionally, fixed ropes may be used as aid, if needed, but are not required to climb the routes.*

After a ride up the Skyway Gondola, a short hike takes us to the bottom of the Southwest face of Mount Oscar; better known to Bretton Woods’ skiers as West Mountain. Several routes of varying difficulty, all approximately 400’ in length, ascend a granite cliff to an elevation of 3,000 feet. Situated in the White Mountain National Forest, the cliffs provide an open vista of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Zealand Valley.
*Technical equipment including harness, helmet and rubber soled shoes will be provided.

More 2022 information is coming soon!